Intel says that the next-generation Atom is still on track.
We've heard several reports lately from Taiwanese sources that Intel is set to release its new Atom platform codenamed Pine Trail in 2010 instead of the original 2009, but apparently that's not true.
Intel went on record at the Intel Technology Summit on Wednesday in San Francisco that Pine Trail is on schedule.
"Pine Trail is on schedule. You can quote me on that... The three chip solution down to two chip solution [is] coming this year," said Mooley Eden, Intel's GM of Mobile Platform Group, as quoted by Engadget.
Pine Trail is the platform for the new Atom Pineview processor, which integrates the GPU with the CPU. "We are going to integrate the graphics to get better performance," Eden said in a CNet story.
As for a real date? "We are going to ship revenue shipments in the second half of the year," he said of Pine Trail. "You come to IDF [in September] and see the maturity of the product."